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About John Hopton

John is a freelance writer from the UK, currently living in Japan and thoroughly enjoying their food and whiskey. His first novel, Three Little Boys, is currently available on Amazon.com.
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Super Smash Bros.: Now Available On Calculators?

Nov 23, 14 Super Smash Bros.: Now Available On Calculators?

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming, Technology

As Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. for Wii U hits the stores, one resourceful genius has found a way to help entertain bored students or offices workers who can’t smuggle a 3DS or Wii U into their place of work or study. Super Smash Bros. is now available on calculators.

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Power Corrupts, But So Does Testosterone

Nov 21, 14 Power Corrupts, But So Does Testosterone

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

A new study has found that the 100-year-old-theory, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is still true today – and interestingly has also noted the role of testosterone in being greedy for power.

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Would You Rather Sleep Or Have Sex?

Nov 20, 14 Would You Rather Sleep Or Have Sex?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Lifestyle, Science

In the modern world, with ever-increasing pressures on our time, some of life’s most fundamental activities are being compromised. Americans are being forced to choose between sleep and sex.

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Futuristic Cycle Path Is Inspired By Van Gogh

Nov 19, 14 Futuristic Cycle Path Is Inspired By Van Gogh

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

2015 sees the 125th anniversary of the death of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, and along with many other projects that will mark Van Gogh 2015 the Dutch city of Eindhoven has unveiled a beautiful, artistic cycle path inspired by Van Gogh’s famous “The Starry Night” painting.

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New Tool To Take Action On Online Abuse Of Women

Nov 15, 14 New Tool To Take Action On Online Abuse Of Women

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

As a recent viral video of actress Shoshana B Roberts walking through various districts of New York City and receiving catcalls and harassment shows, women face threatening behavior in all kinds of places. But Gamergate, which saw women in the gaming industry being threatened to the extent that some had to flee their homes, has highlighted the issue of online harassment of females.

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A Well-Balanced Meal, Now In 3D

Nov 11, 14 A Well-Balanced Meal, Now In 3D

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

A startup from Barcelona is looking to give the world a 3D printer with a difference - a 3D printer for food. The concept of printing food will jar with some people in the current climate of food snobbery and demands that everyone should partake in healthy eating using local, organic ingredients. But the designers say that the device will make fresh food and is not a threat to wholesome eating.

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Bear Selfies Are Not Cool

Nov 05, 14 Bear Selfies Are Not Cool

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

A picture of your own face may not be enough to attract much attention online these days. But spicing up a selfie by having a bear in the background is not the way to garner a few more likes. There have been so many selfies with bears taken in California’s Lake Tahoe region that the US Forest Service took the unusual step of issuing a statement requesting that visitors keep a safe distance from the animals.

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Social Media And The Midterm Elections

Nov 04, 14 Social Media And The Midterm Elections

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

During this time of midterm elections in the US, the Pew Research Center has taken a look at how important social media and technology are to the electoral process. They found that the number of Americans who engage with politics in newer ways is increasing significantly, and that this is the case regardless of political persuasion.

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Is It Time For A Donut Tax?

Nov 03, 14 Is It Time For A Donut Tax?

Posted by in Health, Juxtaposed In Japan

Is it time to accept that education has proved insufficient in tackling obesity, and to turn to stricter measures such as taxation on unhealthy foods? An editorial recently published calls for tougher action, and suggests that measures taken to reduce tobacco use, which have produced notable success, could apply equally well to unhealthy food and drink.

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Sexual Fantasies: What Is Normal?

Nov 02, 14 Sexual Fantasies: What Is Normal?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

Are your sexual fantasies normal? We probably would not be surprised to find out that most people we know have sexual fantasies, but we might be shocked by the nature of them. Can we categorize sexual fantasies and decide if someone is sexually normal or not? A new research project thinks so, and has done just that.

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